RAYONG, Thailand (April 28, 2016) — Qingdao Sentury Tire Co. Ltd.'s factory near Bangkok is ramping up production toward the plant's rated capacity of 12 million car and light truck tires a year, the Chinese tire maker said recently.
The plant, in which Qingdao Sentury invested an estimated $400 million, produced its first tires last August and is now moving toward full capacity.
Sentury Tire (Thailand) Co. Ltd., as the Thai company is known, is located in the Li Sheng rubber industrial park in Rayong Province, about 100 miles southeast of central Bangkok. It's also close to the industrial port city of Laem Chabang.
Sentury claims the facility is “the most advanced…4.0 smart [tire] factory in the world.”